Music small talk, music big talk

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sat Aug 08, 2015 15:37

Reasons why certain groups were banned in the Soviet Union. Talking Heads and Pink Floyd clearly ruffled a few policy feathers. I like the Sabbath one as well.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Aug 08, 2015 20:01

Genghis Khan were banned in Russia for "nationalism"? (And not for featuring at least three of the scariest looking men alive)


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sat Aug 08, 2015 20:26

I'm trying to figure out who Crocus are. Amused that the Soviets should be threatened by their "cut of personality".

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Trev » Sat Aug 08, 2015 20:28

andyi wrote:I'm trying to figure out who Crocus are. Amused that the Soviets should be threatened by their "cut of personality".
80s metallers, I think.
not really here

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sat Aug 08, 2015 20:40

You may be right, apparently their spelling wasn't up to much. I think this is what they were getting at:



Sometimes you can't help wondering if this banned list was such a bad thing.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Amanda » Sun Aug 09, 2015 21:25

andyi wrote:You may be right, apparently their spelling wasn't up to much.
There's a fair chance those names were originally written in the Russian alphabet and later transliterated back (incorrectly) for our benefit.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sun Aug 09, 2015 22:34

Yeah, apparently that's the German spelling, so it's likely something was lost in the translation. Although it's faintly possible the Soviet Nomenklatura were just doing their meagre best in English for the benefit of internet forums thirty years in the future : )

It seems a shame to have gotten this far into my life without ever hearing Krokus, just to fall at such a low hurdle.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Thu Sep 24, 2015 18:10

This is very good. Why Taylor Swift only becomes "deep" when Ryan Adams covers her:

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/mus ... ylor-swift

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Wed Sep 30, 2015 09:55

I've heard a Low song that I like, and it's not 'Just Like Christmas'. WHAT IS THIS TERRIFYING NEW WORLD.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by leonardo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:19

Memory isn't what it used to be. I'm almost sure there was a "this song sounds like..." thread somewhere but can't remember where.

What song is "Wake up, wake up" by Tullycraft clearly inspired by?
My brain is telling me early 80's but I'm getting nothing beyond that...
Anyone remember?

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Wed Oct 07, 2015 13:25

At your service.

(I did this in another thread somewhere already I think)


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by leonardo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 13:33

Hehe. We'll come back to this in about two years, I'm sure ;)
Thanks, Andy!

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 09, 2015 23:15

I can't be the only one who thinks 'Party Fears Two' by The Associates is absolutely bloody awful... can I?

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 09, 2015 23:33

humblebee wrote:I can't be the only one who thinks 'Party Fears Two' by The Associates is absolutely bloody awful... can I?
Yes.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Fri Oct 09, 2015 23:45

The Associates were a bit screechy all round, I thought.

I didn't mind the little bit they used on the theme tune for Weekending though. Better than the 'comedy'.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by crystalball » Sat Oct 10, 2015 00:37

Can't stand 'Party Fears Two' but in 1994 someone screamed at me for saying so and I've been hiding my feelings ever since. You can't say anything these days without going to prison etc.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sat Oct 10, 2015 08:56

humblebee wrote:I can't be the only one who thinks 'Party Fears Two' by The Associates is absolutely bloody awful... can I?
I think there's something wrong with you.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sat Oct 10, 2015 14:46

I love the sheer pomp and ridiculousness of it and at the time, especially at the time- despite all the other 'characters' in the charts at that point- it seemed terribly exotic and the only people who liked it were other people's older sisters (not mine though) and that's why it seemed terribly exotic because they all had spikey hair and kohl eyeliner on and were entirely mysterious and remote from me, which seemed somehow appealling

I was 13 at the time... the world had gone from being all Star Wars, comics and thumbs up small boy japery to early onset depression and adolescent confusion... billy was one of those people on the telly and on the radio who suggested other possibilities and had no references points for me at the time, it all seemed so incredibly outré and brave... because it was so absurd and therefore so vital...

And I see a clip of that now and it breaks my heart but not before it's made it skip a little faster and it reminds me of what it felt like to be young and naive and unworldly- and that that song filled me with an overwhelming sense of belief in the world, the promise I might find there, in it and in me- before, I realise now, all the compromise, cynicism and disillusionment of adulthood

And, yes, Billy and, more so, David (Sylvian) taught me a thing or two about drama and self regard long before Morrissey rocked up... and I got to wear make up and do my hair nice... when I had hair

It's about the hair

And other stuff we left behind

That we should have clung onto

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:29

hoping I can convince the world that if vinyl can be referred to as vinyls that CDs can be referred to as compaxxx

seems more now

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:18

PJ Harvey. One of those artists I've always respected and liked the idea of, much more than I've actually enjoyed the music. (Other than 'Sheela-na Gig' which is one of my favourite things to dance to.) But there's a new 'un by her that's been on the radio a few times and it's ace. Give it a spin if you get chance.

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